The Experience

Reid’s Palace Hotel

An Orient-Express hotel on the island of Madeira.  For over 110 years, Reid’s Palace has been the hotel of choice for discerning visitors to Madeira.  Built in the grand tradition of Edwardian hotels, set in 10 acres of lush subtropical gardens on its own private headland, it offers the style of service that experienced travellers demand.  

Madeira is an island of great beauty and extraordinary contrasts.   It enjoys a subtropical climate and in addition to all forms of water sports,  you can hike in the mountains or try your hand at big game fishing. We overlook the bay and the bustling city of Funchal.  

128 rooms & 35 suites. Two heated and one sea level pool, pool plus access to the ocean, watersports, game fishing, tennis.   Two 18-hole golf courses nearby with discount on green fees.  Five full service restaurants offering a variety of local and international cuisine.  Traditional afternoon tea served daily.   24-hour room service. Spa featuring Ytsara, Aromatherapy, LaStone and La Prairie as well as fitness, sauna and steam room opening mid July 2006  Shuttle bus service provided to/from downtown Funchal.  Children’s Program available year round.


Water Aerobics by the Pool Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Pilates on Tuesday

Yoga on Friday

Portuguese classes every Wednesday and Friday

Dancing Classes every Saturday

Madeira Wine Tasting every Monday

Tour of the Reid’s Garden every Wednesday and Sunday

Discerning travelers adore Belmond Reid’s Palace for its superb service, excellent hospitality and fine culinary experiences in calm and exclusive surroundings. It was here that Sir Winston Churchill painted and wrote his war memoirs, and also where George Bernard Shaw mastered the tango. Indulge in a Deluxe Room for the best ocean and garden views from your private balcony or patio. Several dining options are available; all five seasonal restaurants feature exclusive atmospheres and unique culinary adventures. Don’t miss the oceanfront spa with La Prairie, LaStone and Ytsara treatments.
In the Know
New amenities for children and teens include use of the Fun@Reid’s playhouse and Wii and PlayStation console gaming systems.Distance from Funchal Airport (FNC): 12.4 mi/20 km Guests Receive:

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • served in restaurant
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Fruit & Flowers on Arrival
  • A complimentary lunch for up to two people per room,
    • Once during stay, including house wines, water and soft drink, served in our pool restaurant
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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